Kado Rigden Ikebana: The Way of Flowers

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

September 14th—September 16th (2018)

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  • $175 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can afford (enter amount below)
  • ($25.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Decatur

 Public Talk Open to All

Friday, September 14, 7:30 PM


Discover and cultivate the source of creativity. Learn how to express this in flower arranging. Kado is a meditative, contemplative understanding of self, nature, space and perception.

Kado means “The Way of Flowers”. The Flower Way began in China over 2000 year ago. When it was introduced and assimilated into Japan, the Japanese word “Ikebana” arose, meaning, “living flowers”. Kado is a contemplative practice that studies nature as it is. Human beings are part of nature, we are not separate. We follow the same patterns, as does all life on this planet. Kado students simultaneously study the human condition when working with natural materials from the earth.

By practicing classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches us to see the wisdom of nature clearly, which is the same in ourselves and others. The ultimate purpose in Kado is not to make pleasant flower arrangements, but to discover joyfulness, work with obstacles, and develop respect for all things animate or inanimate.

Note:   Class size is limited to 12 participants. The $25 materials fee is non-refundable.

Contact Sally Larrick, [email protected] if you want to be on the waiting list.

Marcia Wang ShibataMarcia Wang Shibata

Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. 


for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


Our Generosity Policy

In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a “offer what you can afford” policy. If the program fee is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can. The $25 materials fee must be paid by all participants and is non-refundable.

For those who can offer more, we invite you to pay the Patron Price to help cover the costs for others who are not able to put forward the full price.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel less than 48 hours from the start of the program, your program fees will be credited towards another program, less a processing fee of $15.